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Title:Mr Pickwick's Plentiful Portions: the Charles Dickens Cookbook for Today
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.20)
Item ID:SB00-0222497
Publisher:A. H. & A. W. Reed, Sydney, 1980
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1980, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Various

650 g; 176 pages, cross indexed. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings, with no attribution, with an illustrated dust jacket. The only damage to the book, is that the dust jacket has faded on the top edge, and the spine edges of the panels, and the spine. Given that the original colour was a beige, and this has faded to a pale beige... " You may take delight in the cooking and eating of sumptuous foods or plainly exalt in the writings of Charles Dickens.whichever, this book will allow you to indulge in both at the same time. Working through the great man's descriptions of food and drink, eating and quaffing, Brenda Marshall has researched authentic nineteenth century recipes suitable for today to match the original Charles Dickens creations. Nearly all of them have been transcribed for today's table. And garnishing them all are the marvellously relevant quotes from the characters of the master writer himself, brought to life in all their flavoursome fullnesses. There are the odd and ordinary; there are the 'demnition egg' and the 'no plums, no port, and no feathers!'; there is the Fat Boy and there is Squeers; there is what you can stunningly dish up or what you could dish up if you really felt stunning - but, above all, there is a warm and suckling blend of the literary and the culinary. With its cross-referenced index between the dishes and the literary works, this book will give as much lasting pleasure in a treasured library as it will in any proud cook's kitchen." -- front fold over blurb Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; ISBN: 0589502131. ISBN/EAN: 9780589502133. Inventory No: 0222497.
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